Proposed Shanghai Hotel

Set to be built at the site of an abandoned quarry new Shanghai, the Hotel InterContinental Shimao, designed by the British firm Atkins, will extend 19 stories into a series of caves, two of which… Read More

Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Headquarters

Forty years ago in Sant Just Desvern, Spain, Ricardo Bofill discovered an abandoned industrial cement factory that was practically in ruins and dating from the turn of the century. This massive and empty building included… Read More

Proposal for the Brigham Building for the Future

Planning to open the 11-story, 620,000 square-foot project in 2016, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston Massachusetts has presented the Brigham Building for the Future, to be located on the hospital’s Longwood campus. Three of… Read More

Herzog and de Meuron win competition to design Hong Kong museum

Scheduled for completion in 2017, Hong Kong’s new museum for visual culture will be designed by Herzog & de Meuron and TFP Farrells. The building will be 60,000 square meters and located on the edge of  Hong… Read More

Final Frame Studios has released a 10 minute video about the sustainable development of La Valentina in Sacremento California. Built over the location of several autobody repair shops that had left the soil so polluted… Read More

Resnick Institute for Science, Energy, and Sustainability

Renovating the vacant Jorgensen Laboratory, Caltech opened the LEED Platinum Research Building in 2012 to house an institute for science, energy, and sustainability. Originally built in 1974, the poorly light and concrete laboratory was redesigned… Read More

Open University, the distance learning institution based in the UK has posted a 15 minute crash-course in architecture on their youtube channel. The six-part video series begins with the Gothic Revival, and covers topics such… Read More

future town hall of Tønder

The future town hall of Tønder not only discreetly profiles the landscape, it also blends in with the surrounding marshes by having a rooftop garden and being organized around a series of green courtyards. The architects… Read More

Ziggurat in Dubai

Scheduled to open on October 6th for the Cityscape Dubai event , the Ziggurat, named after ancient mayan pyramids, will be a self-sustaining structure capable of housing up to one million residents. Powered by solar… Read More

Hydro Arena to Open

Despite a fire that left no casualties in early June, the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow will open as scheduled in September with a performance from Rod Steward.

Designed by Fosters + Partners’, the designers… Read More

Gas and steam power plant

Henn’s plan for a new, energy-efficient gas and steam turbine power plant has recently won a competition in Wedel, set to be built in the former site of a coal-fired power station on the bank… Read More

Kulturbau to house library, museum, and tourist information

As part of a redevelopment of the central square of Koblenz, the dutch firm Benthem Crouwel Architects have designed two buildings, a shopping mall and  the Kulturbau, which will house the public library, Mittelrhein Museum,… Read More

Interior of St Moritz Church

St Moritz Church, a building with 1,000 years of history that is located in Augsburg, a provincial part of Germany, has re-opened after a two-and-a-half year renovation. Designed by John Pawson, an English minimalist, the… Read More

Swatch and Omega Headquarters

Having won an international competition to expand the watch company Swatch and Omega’s headquarters in Switzerland, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban plans to add three new buildings to the existing campus in Biel. Placed in a… Read More

Grimshaw reveals masterplan for Wimbledon

Grimshaw, a London architecture firm, has released their masterplan for the home of the annual tennis tournament. The masterplan proposes to create three new grass courts to the edge of the site and to add… Read More